Imagine this scenario:
You’ve been handed over an assignment to be completed. As I’m a Commerce student, lemme assume that you’ve been given some homework on Preparation of Final Accounts. OR if you’re someone who’s working at a company, lemme assume that you’ve been given some assignment. (I wouldn’t know the details, so the readers are invited to concoct anything that seems difficult to them!) And, for some unfortunate reason, even though you’re pretty good at completing the assignment, you fail to do justice to the job on that day. The next day, you’ve been asked a question during a lecture/meeting. And again for some reason, your mind just shuts down. No reply takes the shape of words in your mouth.
You return home tired and fatigued, just dying for some green tea/lemon juice/vodka/whiskey/cold coffee. And that’s the time all hell breaks loose. You get shouted at by your mum, for leaving all the clothes on display in your bedroom. Or get plagued by requests to complete your kid’s homework/attend school meetings/run down and buy some wheat flour. Mentally screaming, you try to do what’s being asked of you with a smile on your face. But mentally, you’re cursing the world like a stevedore’s wife. Or wait, rapping the whole situation with a brilliance that will make Eminem go dewy-eyed over you.
As you get ready to go for bed, you stare at the mirror once. And the sight shocks you. You’ve gained weight like a bunny rabbit on a Easter Egg spree. You’ve got thousand pimples decorating your face like baubles which decorate a Christmas tree. Your eyes look like they’ve been assigned the duty of carrying Santa’s Christmas gift bags. Frustrated, you pick up that mobile phone on your bed, and aim a shot at that mirror. Just then, the notification screen erupts into an excited chatter on a group. Someone’s birthday coming up next Wednesday. You try to contribute some cool gift ideas. Haha, you only get blue ticks in return. Your opinion is kindly directed to the dustbin.
Screaming, you long for this torture to end. And fall into a fitful sleep, sometimes interspersed with horrible nightmares that get your tossing and turning in bed.
Say this happens quite frequently, or intermittently. And you kinda maintain a mental log book or a register of all these incidents. And keep recalling all the incidents labelled under the same title every time it happens. I’m damn sure, your kettle would never stop whistling coz of all the steam filled up in that heat-addled brain.
Say, in this whole situation, you had an option in your mind. A Delete option to just forget about the whole incident. And move on with your life. Again, when the next situation arises, solve it/solve it horribly, press delete, forget, move on to the next hurdle. Would you feel so fatigued at the end of the day? I doubt that would be the case.
What, in your opinion, would be better? Selective Amnesia or Elephantine Memory?
Let me introduce you to the perks of getting afflicted with Selective Amnesia. You can choose to forget all the crappy incidents that have occurred in your past, and move on ahead with a calmness that will shock the Zen on the Mountain. You can deal with people without past prejudices and opinions littering your thought process. You can find it easier to forgive and forget. In short, you’ll turn into a more positive person.
But with this, there’s a certain way of handling yourself if you’ve got Selective Amnesia. Before you press that Delete button and hit the Play Button, you need to add something to the playlist of your life. Some note to yourself that will help you avoid future incidents like these. And highlight it in such a way, that when a similar incident occurs, the solution flashes before your eyes, and not the negativity associated with the last time. And trust me, it will work wonders in your life.
Say what? Wanna be an amnesiac from now on? Do share your opinions in the comments section!